MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 4, 2015

Workers' Party (red flag) and People's Action Party supporters wave flags at Bendemeer Primary School on Nomination Day, Sept 1, 2015.
Workers' Party (red flag) and People's Action Party supporters wave flags at Bendemeer Primary School on Nomination Day, Sept 1, 2015. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 4 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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GE2015: More rallies to take place on Friday

Nine more rallies will be held across the island today, the most number of rallies in one evening to date. The People's Action Party will once again have two rallies, while seven other opposition groups will also hold their gatherings. All rallies will take place from 7pm to 10pm.

AA Singapore to launch commemorative book


Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) president Jean Todt (right) and Automobile Association of SIngapore president Bernard Tay at the opening of the new interim premises and the unveiling of the association's new logo on April 25, 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Singapore Road Safety Council is holding its fundraising gala dinner tonight. At the event, the Automobile Association of Singapore will launch its commemorative book, Motoring 50, which looks at the motoring landscape over the last five decades.  - TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY 

Salvation Army holding annual fundraising event


The Salvation Army will be holding its annual fundraising event on Sept 4, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Salvation Army is also holding its annual fundraising event today. This is the 80th anniversary of the event and the charity will showcase its community programmes to attendees as well as talk about the challenges of financing their work. - ZHAKI ABDULLAH

EU foreign ministers to meet in Luxembourg, migrant crisis expected to discussed


Refugees sitting in a dinghy wave as they arrives close to the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable dingy from from Turkey on Sept 3, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

European Union foreign ministers will gather today for a two-day informal meeting in Luxembourg, where Italy, France and Germany are expected to seek an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the bloc. A document signed by the three countries and addressed to EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current migrant crisis has “clearly shown the limits and defects” of the rules on asylum, and that they need to be re-assessed. The document calls for a “strong response to the crisis” that has seen a huge influx of migrants to the EU.